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UN-Water Summit on Groundwater, 2022


On 7-8 December 2022, the UN-Water Summit on Groundwater will be the culmination of a year-long campaign on the theme “Groundwater: making the invisible visible”, implemented by the dedicated UN-Water Task Force, co-coordinated by UNESCO and the International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre (IGRAC), on behalf of UN-Water.

The Summit will draw attention to the topic of groundwater at the highest international level, using the UN World Water Development Report 2022 on groundwater as a baseline, and the SDG 6 Global Acceleration Framework as a guideline, to define actions towards more responsible and sustainable use and protection of this vital natural resource.

The event will unify the statements from all major groundwater-related events into one, comprehensive groundwater message that will be conveyed to the UN 2023 Water Conference in March.

The UN-Water Summit on Groundwater will be a hybrid event and will take place on 7-8 December 2022 at UNESCO HQ, Paris, and online. A Pre-Summit Day, devoted to side events, will take place on 6 December 2022.

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